Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Series 2023-2024

  • Location: 125 Frick Fine Arts Building *Students registered for this course are REQUIRED to attend the seminars being hosted IN PERSON. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class.
  • Time: 10:30am *Out of respect for the speakers, please be on time and in your seat by 10:30am
  • In order to receive a passing grade, students registered for this course are only permitted 2 unexcused absences per semester. Please email or if you need to be excused from attending.
If you are NOT taking this course for credit, you may sign in to view these talks over Zoom:

Zoom link: In email invite





September 8, 2023 Martin Zhang
Carnegie Mellon University
Oana Carja (CMU) "Estimating SNP-pair effect correlations across functional annotations"
September 15, 2023
Allen Institute

Jianhua Xing (PITT)

"Integrated intracellular organization dynamics and its variations in human iPS cells"

September 22, 2023
Yun William Yu
Carnegie Mellon University
Oana Carja (CMU)
"Sketching, alignment, and more in bioinformatics"
September 29, 2023
Ginkgo Bioworks
Nathan Lord (PITT) "Charting the path to biology by design: Lessons from building genetic engineering as a service"
October 6, 2023
October 13, 2023
Johns Hopkins University
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (PITT) "Cell motility and shape as a playground for physics"
October 20, 2023
October 27, 2023
November 3, 2023
Itai Yanai
New York University
Wayne Stallaert (PITT)
"Cell state dynamics and plasticity in tumorigenesis and drug resistance"
November 10, 2023
University of California, Los Angeles
Jian Ma (CMU) & Kathryn Roeder (CMU) "Enhancing statistical rigor in single-cell data analysis using synthetic negative controls"
November 17, 2023
Frederick "Fritz" Roth
University of Pittsburgh
Oana Carja (CMU) "Towards a Context-Aware Atlas of Human Variant Effects"
November 24, 2023
December 1, 2023
December 8, 2023
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

James Faeder  (PITT)

"Automatic inference of spatial and temporal regulatory mechanisms"


January 19, 2024
NIH, National Cancer Institute
Rachel Gottschalk (PITT) “Building models of CAR-T signal integration, using automatized/dynamic high-dimensional dynamic profiling”
January 26, 2024
John Kang
UW Medicine, Dept of Radiation Oncology 
*MSTP/CPCB Alumnus
Russell Schwartz (CMU) "Extracting knowledge from unstructured data in oncology"
February 2, 2024

Saulo de Oliveira   AtomwiseSenior Scientist, Senior Manager - Cheminformatics

David Koes (PITT)

"Unlocking tera-scale vHTS screens by a combination of 100%-synthesizability generative AI and reinforcement learning"
February 9, 2024
Steven Ludtke
Baylor College of Medicine
Min Xu (CMU) "Structural Variability in CryoEM and CryoET: Deep Learning Strategies for Structure in Context"
February 16, 2024
Andrew White
University of Rochester
*Student Invited Speaker (hosted by CMU)
"Automating chemistry with large language models"
February 23, 2024
Virginia Burger
CEO & Founder NEQ Bio
*CPCB Alumnus
Russell Schwartz (CMU)
March 1, 2024
March 8, 2024
March 15, 2024


March 22, 2024
Nicole Creanza
Vanderbilt University
Oana Carja
March 29, 2024


April 5, 2024

Predrag Radivojac
Northeastern University 

Jose Lugo-Martinez (CMU)
April 12, 2024
April 19, 2024
April 26, 2024

Hernan G. Garcia
University of California, Berkeley 

Nathan Lord (PITT)